Karnataka, Bengaluru Highlights: Amid a rise in Covid-19 cases in some states, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday said the state government was taking precautionary measures and monitoring the situation. In a bid to ease fears, he added that “such a situation does not exist in Karnataka” right now.
On Tuesday, the state reported 62 new coronavirus cases and zero fatalities, taking the total infections to 39,46,484 and the toll to 40,057. Of the total infections, Bengaluru urban district saw 57, while there were two each in Shivamogga and Dakshina Kannada, and one in Mysuru. There were zero infections and fatalities in 27 districts.
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh on Tuesday said preparations including security arrangements have been made for the conduct of second year pre-university exams which will be held from April 22 to May 18. According to him, 6,84,255 students have enrolled for the exam which will be held at 1,076 centres across the state. “The Education department has made all the preparations for the secondary PU exams from April 22 to May 18,” Nagesh said at a press conference at the Vidhana Soudha.